Text for Today: Philip. 3:1-12 “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord…” (vs. 8).
The first step to success is knowing your priorities in life. You define what is important to you by what you dedicate your time to.
Think of your priorities, not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything in life.
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. No one is always busy to give you attention, it just depends on what number you are on their priority list.
If the person is important to you, you will find a way, and if not, you will find an excuse. Whoever cannot put his priorities under his control has simply settled for a life of below average.
Where your priorities lie will determine the shape and pattern of your life. Your priorities will influence where you go to, who your friends are, what your goals are, and most importantly the kind of life you live and your disposition to the things of God.
I often say to people that whatever that takes you away from God, to the point whereby you have no time to pray, study the Bible and go to church, will ultimately bring you down totally one day. From our text for today, prior to his conversion, Paul had many assets he considered important and valuable to the point that he had no regard for God.
However, he later discovered that, if he had all of these without Jesus, it will all end in destruction. In order to say yes to your priorities, you have to be willing to say no to something else.
Paul made up his mind to say no the things of this world and prioritized the things of God.
You are a Champion!
Further Study: 2 Kings 5:15-27.
- Father, I thank you for the privilege of knowing you.
- I rebuke every act of flesh that wants to disconnect me from God.
- Dear Lord, deliver me from the spirit of wrong priorities.
- I receive grace to set my priorities right in Jesus’ name.
QUOTE: “WHATEVER THAT TAKES YOU AWAY FROM GOD WILL DESTROY YOUR DESTINY ULTIMATELY.”